Preliminary results from an ERODYN experiment will be presented with a poster at this years EGU (European Geosciences Union General Assembly) in Vienna:
Lloyd, J., Mejia-Aguilar, A., Tonin, R., Loebmann, M., Gild, Ch., Mayr, A., and Sonnenschein, R.:
UAV-based hyperspectral techniques for monitoring shallow erosion in alpine pastures
Wednesday 10 April, 08:30–10:15, Hall A
Eurac Research (Bozen, Italy) is looking for a MSc student / trainee within the ERODYN project. The traineeship will focus on hyperspectral data acquisition and processing to characterize grassland vegetation in the context of erosion susceptibility. There will likely be the possibility to write a MSc thesis on this topic after the traineeship.
More info here: EURAC_MScThesis_HyperspectralApps_RS.
This summer the team from the University of Bozen has sampled vegetation at test sites in the Nature Park Puez – Geisler, aiming at a spatial analysis and an assessment of different types of grassland vegetation with respect to landuse and erosion susceptibility.
At the same site the EURAC team was flying with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), equipped with multi- and hyperspectral cameras, while field spectrometer measurements on the ground were collected for calibration of the UAV data. The aim of this experiment is to assess how multi-/hyperspectral data can help to characterize relevant grassland vegetation parameters in the context of erosion studies.
A grassland slope has been surveyed with a terrestrial laser scanner (TLS) to map eroded areas and their morphology. The detailed terrain data from TLS will also be integrated with multi-/hyperspectral data from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and botanical surveys from field plots to map and analyse vegetation types.
Our contribution to the ISPRS Symposium in Riva del Garda is now online in the ISPRS Archives, the series of peer-reviewed proceedings published by the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (open access):
Mayr, A., Rutzinger, M. & Geitner, C. (2018): Multitemporal analysis of objects in 3D point clouds for landslide monitoring. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XLII-2, 691–697.
Last week the ISPRS Technical Commission II Symposium 2018 took place in Riva del Garda, Italy, with participants from 37 countries. Researchers, practioners and companies presented and discussed the state-of-the-art in photogrammetry, computer vision, and remote sensing.
Members of the ERODYN team contributed to the session “3D Mapping for Environmental & Infrastructure Monitoring” with a talk about the latest methodological developments in object-based landslide and erosion monitoring using terrestrial laser scanning point clouds.
… and looking forward to this summer’s field work!
The ERODYN consortium, with members from the Autonomous Province of Bozen – South Tyrol, the University of Innsbruck (Institute of Geography), EURAC research (Bozen, Institute for Earth Observation) and the University of Bozen (Faculty of Science and Technology), met for the project kickoff in Bozen. The team discussed the project objectives and the work plan for investigating shallow erosion dynamics in mountain grasslands of South Tyrol.